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Unclaimed Funds

Unclaimed Funds Information

Unclaimed funds are monies deposited with the court by a bankruptcy case trustee pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 347.  Most unclaimed funds arise in bankruptcy cases when the checks mailed by the trustee to the creditors are not cashed.  Under the Bankruptcy Code, the trustee must stop payment on any check that remains unpaid 90 days after final distribution in the case.  The unclaimed funds are turned over to the court to hold for the benefit of the creditor.  Applications for release of unclaimed funds must comply with 28 U.S.C. § 2042.

Searching for Unclaimed Funds Held by the Court

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If your name, or the name of your business, appears on the list, you may be entitled to funds.

Submitting an Application for Unclaimed Funds

Instructions and forms for filing an application for payment of unclaimed funds can be found below:

Instructions for Filing Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds

Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds (Director’s Form 1340)

Certificate of Service of Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds

Proposed Order Approving Payment of Unclaimed Funds

Request for Payee Information and TIN Certification (Form AO 213P)

If you have any questions or require further assistance in recovering the funds to which you may be entitled, please contact the court’s Financial Department at or (518) 257-1661.